The director of nursing at a trust in North East England has praised staff for helping to reduce the number of patients falling ill with a Clostridium difficile infection while under their care by almost a third.
Comprehensive same-day care for the seriously ill and walking wounded will soon be available at most major accident and emergency departments, under moves designed to ease pressure on England’s struggling hospitals.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
Nurses at an Essex hospital who have had their work parking permits taken away due to lack of space are being asked to take the bus instead.
Health chiefs have praised frontline staff for helping NHS services to run more smoothly over this festive period compared to last year.
A specialist nurse is set to take on a half marathon to raise money for a machine that will help minimise “distress” for children who need regular blood tests.
Shorter critical care patients have an increased mortality risk compared to others being treated in intensive care settings, according to researchers.
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
Nurses at a hospital trust are helping dementia patients to make meal choices and enjoy their food through the introduction of a new finger food menu.